Mar 1, 2014 11:00pm EST
. anyway, there were 11 of us. we were constantly having to fight bill clinton, and fight against some of the things our leadership was doing. we did not come back to be a mindless lemming elephant over the donkey. we came back with bellies. to bring government spending don't. to live within our means. to get fair taxes. we actually believed the things that the republican party stood for. that too is our big crime. they called us the bad boy republicans. now, to be referred to as a tea party patriot makes my life a lot easier. my wife did not like the bad boy republican thing. i want you to know what brought me back because i left for 12 years. i kept my term limit pledge. i never thought i would come back again. when i left, we had balanced the budget for the first time in 40 years. in 1998 we balance the budget. the year i left, in 2000, we have a $247 billion surplus. the federal budget was $1.7 trillion. fast forward 12 years, i see what happened 2010, with you glorious patriots standing up and fighting against the most to radical -- tyrannical president that we have ever had in th
Mar 1, 2014 8:00pm EST
we deny needed to turn to a 68 year old woman who would be hillary clinton. [laughter] [applause] but i digress. now as you heard from my friend jeff lord, gerald ford went on to lose to a very weak democratic candidate named jimmy carter. reagan went on to win in 1980 and 1984 to the a distant landslide in american history. popular vote, i would remind karl rove and the electoral college. [applause] having campaigned personally for reagan and a 9076 and 1980, i want you to listen. i feel certain he would be enormously proud of you.